Yasunori Imamura is recognized as one of the prominent figures of the lute. His solo recordings include lute music of Bach (Etcetera), de Visée (Capriccio), Molinario (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and of course Weiss vol.1 (Claves). The Weiss lute sonatas vol.1 - 502613 was awarded the Diapason d’Or by the French Diapason magazine.
“Imamura unfolds the D major's Prelude with a firm sense of its inwarndess and piquant harmonic colouring...Tempos are judicious, gestures finely calibrated...Technically, Imamura might not quite have the 'finish' of a Nigel North, but this rewarding disc is finely attuned to Weiss's ever-approachable genius.”
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